Tooth Colored Restorations
Old amalgam fillings and restorations are unattractive and contain mercury.
Dr. Frahm restores the health of teeth using non-toxic solutions such as composite, ceramic and porcelain. If you have amalgam fillings and restorations over 10 years old, now is a good time to consider replacing them.
With today’s state of the art materials, Dr. Frahm creates beautiful and healthy restorations to keep you smiling for a lifetime.
WHY ARE FILLINGS NECESSARY?
Cavities and small fractures leave many teeth with defects that progress over time if untreated.
In the past, metal restorations served a need but left many teeth discolored as the metal leached into the tooth and cracked from the wedging effect of the metal.
Today, tooth-colored composites blending into tooth structure provide an excellent cosmetic option for restoring defects. Composites can often be placed in thinner layers than metal, preserving more of the natural tooth.
FORM & FUNCTION
Composites serve both functional and aesthetic roles, often at the same time. For example, a cavity invading the front of a tooth along the gum line may be visible in your smile. By gently cleaning out the soft, discolored area the decay ceases to destroy healthy mineral surfaces. And when a composite shade matching the tooth is sculpted into place, the tooth looks better than ever.
Composites contain a mix of liquid resin embedded with finely ground glass particles. After being molded against conditioned tooth structure, blue light applied directly to the composite leads to a firm set within seconds. Shaped and polished, a high shine reflecting the beauty of natural enamel results in an invisible restoration: strong, smooth, conservative.
If you are ready to schedule your dental makeover consultation with Dr. Sarah Frahm, please call 831-372-8011 today or contact our concierge care team. We are happy to serve patients throughout the communities of Monterey, Carmel, and Pacific Grove.
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Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm
Location: 660 Camino Aguajito #201
Monterey, California 93940